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Live in Care Assistant

Home Instead
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Leicester, England, United Kingdom

Company Description

Home Instead West Leicestershire and Market Bosworth covers Wigston, Rothley, Ibstock, Littlethorpe and lots of areas in between. Our mission is to bring dignity back into ageing. We provide dignified and and personalised care which puts our clients first. We are rated Good by the CQC.

If you’re looking for a profession where you can bring your caring personality to work and change lives, look no further. 

Job Description

We are looking for people with kind, compassionate hearts who want to make a true difference to the quality of life for our clients to join our team in West Leicestershire as a Live In Care Professional.

As a Live-In Care Professional, you will live in a client's home and provide a variety of non-medical services to help them keep independent in their own home.

Some of the main duties will include:

  • Personal care - continence support, washing and dressing
  • Medication
  • Meal preparation
  • Home help - cleaning and ensuring general up keep of house
  • Companionship - supporting with overall wellbeing

Care pro's will have their own bedroom within the client's property.

The ideal schedule / working pattern will be two weeks on and two weeks off.

Qualifications

ESSENTIAL CRITERIA: 

  • Experience of working in Care
  • Ability to treat and care for clients and their property with dignity and respect 
  • Ability to adapt to various living environments and locations 
  • Ability to listen, communicate clearly and build relationships with clients and their families in a friendly and pleasant manner 
  • Willingness to work and communicate professionally with Home Instead office teams and other social and health care professionals  
  • Respect for people suffering from a range of medical conditions with different backgrounds and beliefs to your own. Commitment to non-discriminatory care practice 
  • Willing to seek guidance when needed and follow instructions 
  • Excellent time keeper who is organised and reliable 
  • Ability to adapt to change quickly and make common sense decisions at short notice 
  • Good hygiene practice, including personal hygiene and a smart appearance 
  • This role will require you to obtain an Enhanced Disclosure from the relevant body 
  • Class 1 business insurance (if using own car for business purposes) 

DESIRABLE CRITERIA:

  • Being a driver is not essential but would be beneficial

All training and support is provided. Some experience of care would be a benefit.

Experience of working with those with dementia would be an advantage.

Care Professional Benefits:

  • Earn £120 per day
  • Mileage contribution
  • Workplace pension scheme- provided by nest
  • PPE- provided
  • Employee referral bonus programme You can receive up to £200 when you introduce a friend or family member
  • Training -  award winning training and ongoing support, with genuine career development opportunities- including a care certificate
  • Exclusive discounts scheme – at supermarkets, utility providers and more
  • Mobile phone app- for managing your visits

Additional Information

As a Live In Care Professional, you will be provided with an allowance for food, a separate room to stay and access to a TV and WiFi.  

If you're looking for work which is extremely rewarding and satisfactory and have a high-degree of  flexibility to meet our clients' needs, we would love to hear from you. 

We encourage applications from all sections of the community as we want to reflect the neighbourhoods in which we work. Home Instead is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of adults and expects all staff to share this commitment. This role is subject to DBS enhanced disclosure.

THIS ROLE REQUIRES THAT THE APPLICANT RESIDES IN THE UK AND HAS THE RIGHT TO WORK IN THE UK